Call for Papers

The Fourth International Symposium


the New Frontiers of Thermal Studies of Materials

November 30-December 2, 2008


Organizing Committee


Tooru ATAKE (Mater. & Struct. Lab., Tokyo Inst. of Technol.)

Executive Secretary

Hitoshi KAWAJI  (Mater. & Struct. Lab., Tokyo Inst. of Technol.)

Executive Committee

Toshimasa HASHIMOTO (Dept. Organic and Ploymeric Mater., Tokyo Inst. of Technol.)
Akira INABA(Dept. Chem., Osaka Univ.)
Masaharu OGUNI (Dept. Chem., Tokyo Inst. of Technol)
Kazuya SAITO (Dept. Chem., Univ. of Tsukuba)

           under the auspices of

The Japan Society of Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis
The Society of Promotion for Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis, Japan

           under the consent of

Japan Society for Safety Engineering
The Japan Society of Applied Physics
The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan
The Society of Polymer Science, Japan
The Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan
The Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan
The Carbon Society of Japan
The Electrochemical Society of Japan
Japan Oil Chemists' Society
Japanese Liquid Crystal Society
The Chemical Society of Japan
Japan Society for Environment Chemistry
The Japan Institute of Metals
The Crystallographic Society of Japan
The Atomic Energy Society of Japan
The Japan Federation of Engineering Societies
The Mineralogical Society of Japan
The Society of Rubber Industry, Japan
The Society of Materials Science, Japan
The Biophysical Society of Japan
The Ceramic Society of Japan
The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
Japan Society of Thermophysical Properties
Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry
The Japanese Society for Biomaterials
The Surface Science Society of Japan
The Physical Society of Japan
The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan


The symposium will consider the new frontiers and burgeoning fields of thermal studies of materials. A variety of new functional materials, such as high temperature superconductors, solid state ionics, fullerenes and other inorganic and organic substances, will be discussed from the viewpoint of thermal studies. The relationship between the structure and physical properties will be covered with strong emphasis on the phase transition and glass transition mechanisms. New techniques such as nano-calorimetry will be discussed. The invited lectures given by distinguished scientists will cover also the thermal stabilities, phase relationships, and molecular motions in new functional materials. The symposium will be held under the auspices of The Japan Society of Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis (Chairman: Akira INABA).


The official language of the symposium will be English.

Symposium Site

Yokohama Media and Communications Center (11 Nohonoodori, Naka-ku, Yokohama, 231-0021 JAPAN) 

Scientific Program

The scientific programs will include the keynote lectures, invited lectures, and poster presentations.

Keynote Lectures (tentative):

Dr. Hiroo Inokuchi (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Prof. Emer. of Univ. Tokyo, Japan)

Prof. Yukikuni Akishige (Fac. Edu., Shimane Univ.)
"Thermal Properties of Ferroelectric BaTi2O5: a Comparison with Ferroelectric BaTiO3"
Prof. Masaru Aniya(Dep. Phys., Kumamoto Univ.)
"A Model for the Anomalous Electronic Properties in Liquid Silver Chalcogenides: Implications from a Viscoelastic Theory"
Prof. Makoto Aratono (Fac. Sci., Kyushu Univ.)
"Thermodynamic and Structure Studies of Gibbs Films at Soft Interfaces"
Dr. Riccardo Casalini (Naval Research Laboratory/George Mason Univ., U.S.A.)
"Supercooled Dynamics of Glass-Forming Liquids and Polymers under Hydrostatic Pressure"
Dr. Michael Frenkel (NIST, USA)
"Global Information System in Thermodynamics and its Impact"
Prof. Kikujiro Ishii (Dept. Chem., Gakushuin Univ.)
"Liquid-liquid Transformation from Low- to High-density Supercooled States of Familiar Organic Compounds"
Prof. Makoto Kano (Dept. Fundamental Eng., Tokyo Univ. Sci., Yamaguchi)
"Living Systems are neither Isolated Systems nor Equilibrium Systems"
Prof. Kazuo Kitahara (Dept. Phys., International Christian Univ, Japan)
Dr. Yoshikata Koga (Dept. Chem., Univ. of British Clumbia, Canada)
"On the So-called "Koga Line" in Aqueous Solutions of Mono-ols"
Prof. Sergey Lushnikov (Ioffe Phys. Tech. Inst., Russia)
"Protein is a Fractal: Evidences from Neutron Scattering Study of Lysozyme"
Prof. Yasuhiro Nakazawa (Dept. Chem., Osaka Univ.)
"Thermodynamic Evidence of a Spin Liquid Ground State of Organic Salts with Two-Dimensional Triangular Structure"
Dr. Kia L. Ngai (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
"Relaxation of Water in Aqueous Mixtures, in Nano-Confinement, and in Hydrated Proteins"
Prof. Pascal Richet (Inst. Phys. Globe Paris, France)
"Cation Speciation and Redox State in Silicate Glasses: Insight from Low-Temperature Calorimetry"
Prof. Takashi Sakuma (Dept. Phys., Ibaraki Univ.)
"Correlation Effects Among Thermal Vibrations of Atoms"
Prof. Christoph Schick (Inst. Phys., Univ. Rostock, Germany)
"Non Adiabatic Thin-film (Chip) Nanocalorimetry for Fast Scaning (106 K/s) and AC-Calorimetry"
Prof. Svein Stolen (Dept. Chem., Univ. Oslo, Norway)
"Exploring the Rough Energy Landscapes of Fast Ion Conductors"
Prof. Mary Anne White (Dept. Chem., Dalhousie Univ., Canada)
"Negative Thermal Expansion Materials and Their Related Thermal Properties"
Prof. Hirohisa Yoshida (Dept. Appl. Chem., Tokyo Metro. Univ.)
"A Role of Liquid Crystal on Orientation Control of Nano-cylinders in Amphiphilic Liquid Crystal Block Copolymer"


All presenters should submit a camera-ready abstract. The camera-ready abstract should be sent to the excecutive secretary by the end of October, 2008. Abstract format (MS-Word, pdf).

Manuscripts for JTAC

Full-length paper will be published by Springer as a special issue of Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. Those who present paper(s) are invited to submit manuscript(s) for the proceedings. All manuscripts will be carefully reviewed in regular manner by two independent referees. Please submit your contribution to the Symposium Chairman by December 31, 2008.

Social Event

A banquet will be held in the evening of December 1st.

Registration Fees

by Nov. 8, 2008 [after Nov. 8, 2008]
Active participant: 20,000 Yen [25,000 Yen]
Student: 5,000 Yen [6,000 Yen]

The registration covers:
-Admission to the scientific sessions
-Abstracts booklet
-Coffee, soft drinks during the breaks


by Nov. 8, 2008 [after Nov. 8, 2008]
Active participant: 6,000 Yen [8,000 Yen]
Student: 3,000 Yen [4,000 Yen]

The registration fee should be paid by bank transfer.

Bank name: Mizuho Bank Ltd.
Branch name: Aobadai (395)
Account name: Dai4kainetsukokusaisinpojiumu jimukyokudaihyou kawajihitoshi
Account No.: 2073094 (Futsu)
Swift code: MHBKJPJT

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Abstract: November 8, 2008 (deadline is extended) template(MS-Word, pdf)
Registration: November 8, 2008 (deadline is extended) registration form(MS-Word, pdf)
Manuscript: December 31, 2008 (deadline is extended)how to prepare the manuscript


Weather in Yokohama in the conference period is normally dry with temperatures between 10 - 20 C.

Further Inquiries

Professor Tooru Atake, Symposium Chairman
Assoc. Professor Hitoshi Kawaji, Symposium Executive Secretary

Materials and Structures Laboratory
Tokyo Institute of Technology
4259 Nagatsuta-cho, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8503 JAPAN